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When you want to enjoy a succulent salmon fillet with lemon or a trout meunière in style, arrange fish knives and forks alongside your classic dining cutlery. Connoisseurs intuitively choose this knife with its individual look, which etiquette dictates is positioned to the right of the table knife. The special knife is most recognisable by the striking shape of its blade; there is no need for a sharpened edge to divide the fine texture of the fish. The unusual design of the fish knife allows the skin and bones to be separated from the tasty flesh effortlessly using a pushing motion. To enjoy your next fish dish simply and elegantly, use the beautifully-formed fish knives and forks from Villeroy & Boch.
Unlike the fish fork, whose position slightly higher than the other forks makes it stand out on the table, the long, thin fish knife is positioned in line with the other knives. Probably introduced as a status symbol, fish knives and forks are first mentioned in the 19th Century. The exquisite cutlery served to distinguish the aristocracy from the lower classes, who were also eating with cutlery by this time. Today, charming fish cutlery from Villeroy & Boch is a welcome addition to any household. Be it classic elegance or modern purism – when a delicious fish dish is served, the lovingly-made fish forks and knives in the many collections integrate perfectly with your guests' porcelain plates.
In the past, most knife blades were made from steel, which impaired the taste of the fish. Later knives were made from flavourless but expensive silver, until stainless steel, which is just as attractive, became the norm for production. Fish knives from Villeroy & Boch also obtain their shine and functional properties from production with stainless steel. This material gives them their resistance to the acids in food and makes them rust-free, robust table cutlery that can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher. The wide selection of fish knives and forks in different décors underscores any style. While cutlery from the Modern Grace collection values a modern atmosphere, the partially gold-plated knives and forks in the Ella range bring stylish brilliance to the table.
Filleting a whole trout in an attractive way demands a certain amount of skill. Once the skin has been separated with two cuts along the length of the spine, gourmets slide the fish knife between the bones and the flesh of the fish to remove the spine, so that the fish can be enjoyed. A waste plate is provided for the inedible parts of the fish. Because fish cutlery is not a classic part of many cutlery collections, we recommend adding the beautiful knives and forks from the same collection to a table cutlery set from Villeroy & Boch. If there is no fish knife to hand at a given moment, the gourmet spoon can also be quickly used to do the job together with the fish fork.